Desouk

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Desouk

دسوق
Clockwise, from top: Desouk Bridge, Ibrahim El Desouki Mosque, City Hall, Nile in Desouk, a statue of Ramesses II with Goddess Sekhmet, Desouk War Memorial, New Desouk Bridge.
Clockwise, from top: Desouk Bridge, Ibrahim El Desouki Mosque, City Hall, Nile in Desouk, a statue of Ramesses II with Goddess Sekhmet, Desouk War Memorial, New Desouk Bridge.
Map of Desouk
Map of Desouk
Desouk is located in Egypt
Desouk
Desouk
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°8′32″N 30°38′42″E / 31.14222°N 30.64500°E / 31.14222; 30.64500
Country Egypt
GovernorateKafr El Sheikh
Population
 (2011)
 • Total137,660
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
ZIP code
33611 – 33612[1][2]
Area code(s)+2 047

Desouk (Arabic: دسوقDosūq) is a city in northern Egypt. It is 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of Alexandria. It belongs to Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate. As of 2009, 129,604 people lived there.[3]

History[change | change source]

The city of Buto, northeast Desouk was the capital of Lower Egypt, and the seat of the kings of Northern Egypt. Ancient papyri show it was called Pe "Dep". The Greek name was "Botous" or "Botosus", Latin "Boutos", and Coptic name is "Buto", after then Arabic name is "Ebto".[4] The city was the capital of province No. XIX [5] called "Imty Phw".[6]

Administrative division[change | change source]

Desouk city is a capital of Desouk that includes 2 districts, 11 main villages, 33 villages and 253 small villages (Ezba). President city and Markaz is Ahmed Basiouny Zeid since September 3 2013.[7][8]

Climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Desouk
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.8
(64.0)
18.8
(65.8)
21.5
(70.7)
25.3
(77.5)
29.2
(84.6)
30.9
(87.6)
32.2
(90.0)
32.3
(90.1)
30.6
(87.1)
28.8
(83.8)
24.6
(76.3)
19.9
(67.8)
26.0
(78.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.4
(54.3)
13.1
(55.6)
15.4
(59.7)
18.6
(65.5)
22.3
(72.1)
24.6
(76.3)
26.1
(79.0)
26.2
(79.2)
24.7
(76.5)
22.8
(73.0)
19.1
(66.4)
14.5
(58.1)
20.0
(68.0)
Average low °C (°F) 7
(45)
7.4
(45.3)
9.3
(48.7)
11.9
(53.4)
15.4
(59.7)
18.4
(65.1)
20.1
(68.2)
20.2
(68.4)
18.8
(65.8)
16.8
(62.2)
13.6
(56.5)
9.1
(48.4)
14.0
(57.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 26
(1.0)
20
(0.8)
9
(0.4)
4
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(0.2)
13
(0.5)
23
(0.9)
104
(4.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[9]

Population[change | change source]

Year 1882 1897 1907 1927 1937 1947 1960 1966 1976 1986 1996 2006 2008 2009
Population 8,464 11,878 14,837 22,237 15,368 23,725 39,473 45,580 58,700 78,316 91,318 106,827 126,759 129,604

References[change | change source]

  1. "ZIP code, Desouk (1)". Epcodes.com. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  2. "ZIP code, Desouk (2)". Epcodes.com. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  3. "Presidency of Desouk City, Administrative division & Population (2009)". Epcodes.com. 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  4. محمد رمزي، القاموس الجغرافي للبلاد المصرية - القسم الثاني "البلاد الحالية"، الجزء الثاني، الهيئة المصرية العامة للكتاب، القاهرة، 1994، صـ: 44.
  5. محمد السيد عبد الحميد، الأعياد المصرية القديمة عند هيرودوت، الهيئة العامة لقصور الثقافة، القاهرة، الطبعة الأولى 2010، صـ: 57.
  6. J. de Rouge, Goegraphie Ancienne de la basse Egypte, Paris, 1891, P. 120-123.
  7. محافظ كفر الشيخ يصدر قراراً بتولي أحمد بسيوني رئاسة مركز ومدينة دسوق. فيتو، بتاريخ 3 سبتمبر 2014. تاريخ الوصول: 30 يونيو 2014.
  8. محافظ كفر الشيخ يعين رئيسين لمركزي ومدينة دسوق وقلين. البوابة نيوز، بتاريخ 4 سبتمبر 2014. تاريخ الوصول: 30 يونيو 2014.
  9. "Climate: Disuq - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 14 August 2013.